St Mary's has taken responsibility for our stewardship of God's world for a number of years now. We are delighted to be one of the first churches in the country to be awarded and Eco-Church mark.
Eco-church is an initiative of A Rocha. The scheme gives us prompts to take some action. Here are the things we have done recently:
- adopted a 'Green Catering' policy
- encouraged our young people to think about sustainability issues
- reviewed our energy providers
- regularly offer lifestyle 'tips'
- created an area of the churchyard for native wildlife and flowers
Churchyard Prayer Walk
We have laid out a 'trail' around the churchyard, with prompts for prayer; this an opportunity to look around, think and pray. The walk is marked out by large numbered signs. The guide is available from St Luke's Chapel, under the church tower. It is also downloadable from this link.
We have also twinned all of the toilets in both the church and the Community Hall. Toilet Twinning is a great way to give to a charity who help with sanitation in countries all around the world, To twin your own toilet or to give it as a gift! Visit the Toilet Twinning website www.toilettwinning.org/